Fair Trade and Fair Mined Gold Survey

By Anna on September 11, 2009 at 6:34 pm

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Calling all jewelers. The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation (FLO) have been working together for the past three years to develop fair trade gold. In advance of their plans to launch fair trade gold in 2010, the organizations are asking those in the industry to help provide some information to make the launch as successful as possible, and to maximize the adoption and sales of fair trade gold.

ARM and FLO are looking for jewelers, goldsmiths, designer-makers, large and small retailers, manufacturers, refiners, bullion dealers and gold traders to take the survey.  You can take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=rPcDXz0aFnxTa3N21y2mVQ_3d_3d and it only takes about 10 minutes.

Greg Valerio, on behalf of the Fairtrade Foundation UK, writes of the fair trade gold efforts:

‘The adoption of fairtrade gold by the industry will hail significant developmental impact for the millions of small-scale miners around the world and will play a foundational role in addressing the negative environmental impact of mining as a whole. The fairtrade gold standard has been 3 years in the creation through an extensive international multi-stakeholder consultation process. The final standard is now out for public review at www.fairtrade.net/setting_the_standards.html or www.communitymining.org/ so in addition to contributing to the market survey you can also review and comment on the standards behind the fairtrade gold offer.’